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'Restorative justice' school program reduces student delinquency
from the press release announcing the study:
A pilot program to change how teachers and administrators respond to student misbehavior at an Oakland middle school led to a dramatic drop in suspensions and expulsions, according to a new study released today. During a one-year implementation of the alternative “restorative justice” program, suspensions dropped by 87 percent and expulsions dropped to zero.
Specialists say bullies also need attention
From the article by Shelley Murphy in the Boston Globe:
At a time when a new state law has put the burden squarely on schools to investigate and crack down on bullying, the headmaster at the Groton School swiftly ousted a 16-year-old sophomore last month after the youth and two other students allegedly posted photos of a classmate on the Internet with sexually explicit remarks.
Six days later, the ousted student, Hunter Rogers Perkins, shot himself to death in the basement of his father’s home in South Riding, Va.
His Oct. 11 suicide has brought intense scrutiny of the elite boarding school in Groton and how the situation was handled.
Dec 07, 2010 School
Hong Kong research demonstrates effectiveness of the restorative whole-school approach
from the paper by Dennis S.W. Wong and T. Wing Lo:
To evaluate the effectiveness of a restorative whole-school approach (RWsA), a pre-post study was undertaken. The sampling frame was based on the school list provided by the education authority. A total of 1480 Secondary 1 (equivalent to aged 12) to Secondary 3 (equivalent to aged 14) students from four different Hong Kong schools participated in the survey between September 2004 and August 2006. Due to practical constraints such as the school curriculum and extra-curricular activities, schools had the autonomy to implement the programmes to different degrees, which were then evaluated by the research team.